The Rubber Boa is one of a tiny handful of boa species found in North America and the only one in Canada.
They get their name from the fact that they look like they’re made of rubber. Their tiny scales are amazingly shiny and their skin appears oddly loose such that they have all these weird wrinkles about them.
Rubber Boas are almost completely defenceless. They have no venom, and when threatened they’ll simply roll up into a ball and shake their tail around to pretend it’s their head. They practically never bite!
For ophidiophobes, it’s one of the world’s least worst snakes!